Consider the bitcointalk donation address 17RTTUAiiPqUTKtEggJPec8RxLMi2n9EZ9.

This has many incoming transactions with large number of dust inputs (hundreds) that sum to nice rounded numbers as in the following examples:

ba930f48aae32b8915a6e413ed297060291fec7fc916cf57b0751e0f77c41df2 (inputs sum to 0.05)

c0f25cc0f008ac935b3a38fecdea42e062ba3e3e7395161a2ad1b38754ee31c0 (inputs sum to 0.05)

1f4e0b21e6edd0dc1148116200426f390880e3e33ae0723de8415836874f7a3e (inputs sum to 0.5)

These can't be coincidences. What wallet is being used here? Does it solve the "subset sum" problem for each transaction to ensure that the sums are round numbers? I know the problem won't be hard for such small sizes but still needs solving.

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Another explanation might be that one of the input transactions is intentionally created to cause the sum to be a round number.

  • I believe that's the question. Selecting a large number of inputs to perfectly sum a round figure is non-trivial. May 30, 2018 at 0:26
  • Why would someone do that? And out of curiosity who is the sender?
    – Jus12
    May 30, 2018 at 11:27

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